December 6, 2006
Christmas decorations interfere with wireless network signals!
This is wild. According to a new study from Wireless Network Security and Troubleshooting company AirMagnet, Wi-Fi signal strength can drop by up to 25 per cent when seasonal decorations are in place. The Register reports.
"Shiny baubles can reflect wireless networking signals, while flashing lights generate all sorts of interference. Sticking to the traditional holly and ivy won't do you any good either, as plants are notorious for blocking the 2.4GHz signal Wi-Fi relies upon."
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